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Chocolate truffles you can make in minutes…

They can even be made in the microwave. For some reason, I’d always been under the impression that preparing homemade truffles is difficult and time-consuming. Plus, most recipes call for heavy cream, which I can’t eat as a vegan. But there are ways to make them using canned coconut milk, and so I decided to stop being lazy and try my hand at it this Thanksgiving.

3 ingredients & no heavy cream!

microwave chocolate truffles!

My first experiment—with the last can of coconut milk in the pantry—didn’t turn out very well. It made a lovely chocolate sauce, but never firmed up enough for truffles. So, out of curiosity and necessity, I tried a second experiment with almond milk, expecting it to fail completely.

It didn’t.

"5 minute" healthy chocolate truffles you can make in the microwave!

No, not at all.

healthy chocolate truffles!

5 Minute Chocolate Truffles

(can be gluten-free)

Recipe found here: 100+ Healthy Dessert Recipes.

  • 3 oz (packed 1/2 cup) semi-sweet chocolate chips or mini chips (For a sugar-free version, see “nutrition facts” link below.)
  • 3 tbsp milk of choice or canned coconut milk
  • optional: I added a tiny pinch of salt
  • optional few drops pure peppermint extract, if desired

If using the microwave: combine chocolate, milk, and optional salt in a microwave-safe dish, and heat 50 seconds. Stir, then heat until melted, in 10-second intervals (chocolate burns quickly), stirring after each. Now add extract if desired. Freeze at least 40 minutes, or until chocolate is hard enough to scoop out into truffle shapes with a mini cookie scoop. (Alternatively, you can freeze in candy molds.) If using the stove, heat chocolate on low until melted, stirring frequently, then proceed with the recipe as written above. I store my truffles in the freezer until just before serving. Roll in cocoa before serving, if desired.

View Chocolate Truffles Nutrition Facts

vegan chocolate truffles

Do you ever buy those assorted boxes of chocolate truffles, like the ones from Godiva or Russell Stover?

On special occasions sometimes, my sister and I would get a box of Godiva truffles, and our favorite part was looking through the little book that came with the box, to see all the flavors. Then we’d take a very small bite out of every single truffle before deciding which one to choose. I always liked the raspberry jelly ones best.


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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Lauren says:

    These look great! Most of the truffles I see have nuts as a base, so it’s nice to see a recipe without them. I think the Ferrero Rocher hazelnut truffles are the best I’ve tasted!

  2. kimthevegan says:

    Those look so good!

  3. I love this idea – so quick and easy! Haha I might have to bring another CCK recipe to my book club this month!

  4. Best.Idea.Ever. I am totally going to try these. I never liked those boxed candies because there was always a few nasty flavors that I would end up throwing out. I much prefer homemade versions like this.

  5. Stephie says:

    With the heavy cream version it’s a 1:3 (or 1:4) ratio chocolate to cream, did you try a 1:3 ratio with the coconut milk? I’m just wondering if that would work and then no freezing would be required. (I never have room in my freezer for things like this!)

    You truffles do look delicious. I recently tried your chocolate brownie bites recipe, and was surprised at how they really do taste like brownies! But all healthy ingredients, gotta love that. Thanks for the healthier alternatives, I plan to try your cookie pie soon. Can’t wait to see what that tastes like.

    1. I did way too much liquid… I think, if I remember correctly, it was 1/2 cup coconut milk to 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Don’t even ask… I was making a lot of things at once and wasn’t thinking straight ;).

      For these, I think that if you use the full-fat coconut milk (and maybe cut it back to 2 or 2.5 tbsp) you could get away with not freezing, although I haven’t tried it. I wouldn’t recommend it if you use the “milk of choice” version with a lower-fat milk, because they might be too melty to hold up without staying frozen.

  6. Katie, you made my day. These look absolutely heavenly! I might have to make them for lunch. 😉
    We used to buy assorted Lindor truffles for the holidays, but, due to a dairy allergy, I cannot eat them any more. :(

  7. I think it’s been years since I’ve had truffles. With the two ingredients in my pantry to make this I think I’ll have to put it on my afternoon ‘to do’ list!

  8. Lena says:

    Just chocolate and milk to make truffles? That’s crazy! Can’t wait to try these out, they look great.

  9. Thpse look really good! I’d not make it in a microwave, but that should not be a problem!

  10. I have tried making truffles before but it was not as easy and healthy like this one. I am so tempted to try this recipe already. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Tina says:

    Could you make these with dairy free chocolate chips too?

    1. I actually DO use dairy-free chocolate chips. I used Enjoy Life mini chips, but Ghirardelli mini chips are actually also vegan. Or Whole Foods brand vegan (regular-sized).

  12. Aja says:

    Those look so good and easy to make especially since I’m in college now and only have a microwave to make things in! So excited to get to make treats even while I’m away from home now.

  13. I never buy truffles….that would be way too dangerous! I happen to know that Lindt makes a pretty great truffle, though. These look delish and so easy!

  14. Tiffany H says:

    Every Christmas I buy a box of french truffles. They’re the best truffles I’ve ever tried…My mom usually gets those boxes with the flavoured centers where you look through the list to decide what kind you want, but I’ve never really called those truffles. Last year I made gingerbread spiced truffles, basically a normal truffle recipe with the typical spice combo you put in gingerbread, they were super tasty. Im sure it’d work just as well with this recipe.

  15. Man oh man I love your recipes so much they are so easy but this just cuts the cake I can not wait to make these babies! I have always bought a box of Godiva I don’t anymore it is to rich for my taste buds, but this just brings back memories :)..

  16. Jeanette says:

    The kind of chocolate you use will vastly affect the taste, too. The better the chocolate, the better the truffle. Splurge on some really good dark chocolate to make these with, you won’t be disappointed, the difference in taste versus using chocolate chips may just surprise you. Not that the chocolate chips are terrible (and inexpensive) but sometimes a girl just needs something truly decadent.

    1. You might just be my new favorite person… I tried the recipe with chocolate chips and with unsweetened chocolate, but I never thought to use chocolate bars. Now I’m intrigued. Definitely trying it today, maybe even with a flavored chocolate bar.

  17. Carrie A. says:

    Am I missing how many this is supposed to make? I want to be sure that my nutritional info is correct! Thanks for a delish idea!!!

    1. Lisa says:

      It looks like it is based on 12 if you add up all the grams, but I got 14 out of my batch.

  18. OMG. Yum! These look sooo good! What did you roll them in? Cocoa powder? Can’t wait to make these!

  19. Debbie says:

    I have these in the freezer now. I can not wait to try them, I have been searching for an easy vegan truffle recipe. You are amazing.

  20. Lauren says:

    WOW, another Chocolate Covered Katie masterpiece! I made them as soon as I saw your post and they are AMAZING!!!! I used sugar-free chocolate chips and almond milk, and they came out perfectly! My dad (who is very skeptical of ‘healthy’ food) loved them too. Definitely a melt-in-your-mouth recipe, thank you Katie!!! :)

  21. yumm i use to always get the assorted boxes of chocolates and as i got older i actually started to enjoy different flavors more and more, i use to just be a caramel and coconut girl. then i loved pretty much it all ! hasnt been years since i had a box of chocolate like that though </3 lol

  22. These look so DELICIOUS–and easy–it is un.real. Can’t wait to try these!

  23. Looks great…and college friendly!

  24. LJ Briar says:

    I’m a little strange in that I’ve honestly never found chocolate truffles all that interesting. They’re okay, I guess. I mean, relative to chocolate in general. I did have a friend who was an avid baker, however, and she made absolutely gorgeous boxes of homemade truffles for our birthdays, and I always enjoyed her truffles way more than storebought because, you know, she’d put so much love and effort into them.

  25. Ashley says:

    Oh my goodness! These are probably going to become my new favorite. They look so gorgeous and so easy!

  26. Those look AMAZING! I really want to try them now… :)

  27. Faith says:

    I made these tonight. I used too much peppermint but I double batched and everything came out in the end. Delish! Can I freeze the rest?

    1. Yes, you can definitely freeze the leftovers.

      Or just give them to me ;).

  28. this looks delicious Katie.. I love chocolate truffles. Never tried making them in the microwave, but i’ll definitely give this a try. I have bought truffles once in a while, but I find homemade ones tastier and less sweeter.

  29. Yum, they are like little balls of ganache!

  30. Love these! Such a great idea for a homemade Christmas present. Could wrap these up in a cute little box and everything! :)

  31. Lisa says:

    These were so good! Way better than Godiva, which is much too expensive to buy on a regular basis, and isn’t vegan anyway. However I can see myself making these truffles every week. This could be dangerous! 😉

  32. ennaejay says:

    I make a little “truffle” nearly every day for a sweet treat, using just a big spoonful of coconut oil, a spoon of nut butter (usually peanut), a spoon of dark cocoa powder, and of course a small of honey to sweeten – agave for vegans :) It mixes up into a thick dough that you can roll into a ball and eat just like that, it melts in your mouth and is exactly the same texture as the middle of a Lindt ball.

    I think this is similar to some of your frosting recipes, only thicker maybe :)

    I can imagine this would be a fantastic mix for the middle of “sandwich” type cookies, like double chocolate raw Oreos. Wouldn’t hold up to baking – the oil, you know… But as a raw ball of fudge it’s superb.

    thanks for your genius, I’m constantly poking around your site for inspiration 😀

    1. Kittykat says:

      Can I get your recipe in measurements

  33. Megan says:

    Do you think this would work with carob chips? I’ve become such a fan of them because of the cut in calories.

    1. Sorry, I haven’t tried so I really don’t know.

    2. Anonymous says:

      Megan, carob chips burn really easily and are not likely to work as well as chocolate chips, since they are made from a powder and are not actually chocolate. They don’t melt the same way as chocolate unfortunately. :(

  34. Robin says:

    Yum! I’ve made this mixture before and dipped your Fudge Babies in it, then rolled them in nonpareils. They were a big hit at a party! You gotta try it.

  35. I made whip cream with coconut milk. Now I have a bunch of coconut liquid with no fat in it. Do you have a recipe for how to use that?

    1. Maybe put it in a smoothie? Sorry I can’t be more helpful :-?.

  36. chocolatelover says:

    How does coconut milk also work if you tried it and said it didn’t work? Also, I’m a little grossed out by the teeth marks.

    1. Sorry for the confusion: the first trial was a failure not because of the coconut milk, but because of the proportion of solid to liquid I used. I changed up the second recipe, and it will work with coconut milk as well.

      1. sarah says:

        I wondered the same thing! That part was confusing

        1. Anonymous says:

          Me too lol!

  37. Yum! These look perfect for my next chocolate craving :)

  38. Carina says:

    these look heavenly!

  39. Can’t beat a recipe with chocolate that only takes 5 minutes to make! This could be dangerous :)

  40. You’re getting me in trouble with 5-minute truffles! The one thing that stops me making (and therefore eating) these on the regular is the amount of time they usually take lol. But they will be great to make for Christmas parties!

  41. Colleen says:

    I work at Godiva. The raspberry stars are the best! :)

  42. Ohhh those look so easy and delicious! I tried my hand at truffles for the first time last Christmas for a cocktails and cookie swap. I made Bailey’s caramel truffles and oh my gosh… delicious (but evil because of all the heavy cream – and the Godiva of course)!

  43. No freaking way, these look absolutely divine!!! And I love that they’re so simple! We usually have all of the ingredients on hand. I may switch it up a little and try using the peppermint bark baking bits I picked up at TJ’s over the weekend, wonder if they’d work…

  44. I need Chocolate now. These looks so decadent.

  45. This is a dangerous recipe! I can’t wait to try it!! Great idea!!!

  46. Hannah says:

    You are so creative:) Yum!:) Def. trying this soon!!!

  47. Natasha says:

    Yumm! I will have to make these! I might try to add nuts to them- i always loved the See’s candy nuts and chews box- soooo good!

  48. Anonymous says:

    What do you have to do to make these gluten free? Great recipe!

    1. Anonymous says:

      They are just chocolate chips and milk, that would be gluten free already. Enjoy life brand chips are in a gluten free facility…just check the labels of your products to make sure they are made in a gluten free facility because even though the ingredients themselves are gluten free, not all brands are because of the facilities they use.

  49. Bek @ Crave says:

    I’ve never eaten chocolate truffles like this- they look way too rich!

  50. This is exactly how I’ve always made my truffles! I also created a new recipe recently Ferrero Roche style but vegan. I used cream from coconut milk, mixed with peanut butter, then dipped in chocolate! Purely divine! It’s on my site and been a big hit.

  51. carolyn says:

    how many truffles does this make? (I have no kitchen scale and can’t figure it out by the grams…)

  52. Tracy Shumake says:

    These look yummy, but like most of your candy recipes- they’re frozen to get them to set up. I’m very cold sensitive and the idea of biting into frozen stuff is unappealing. Any ideas for how to make these (or any of your candies) set up at room temp?

  53. Alex says:

    I’d like to bring these to a party. Do you think they’d hold up well at room temperature during the party?

    1. Sorry, I don’t… You could bring them and store in the fridge until just before serving!

  54. i am most definitely making these tonight. also a great idea for christmas presents made by the children. i’m sure the teacher would be pleased to receive these :)

    thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Amanda S. says:

      they will melt if not kept in the freezer so probably not the best present to bring to school for a teacher…

  55. sarah says:

    5 minutes? but it takes 40 minutes to freeze! Looks awesome though

  56. Jordana says:

    how many servings does this yield?

  57. Amanda S. says:

    These are DELIcious! They don’t really taste buttery/creamy like truffles but they still taste yum-o!

  58. Anonymous says:

    I don’t have the drops of stevia but how much of powdered/ stevia packs would I add to make it equivalent?

  59. Rachel says:

    Can you make these with water instead of almond milk?
    And what happens if you don’t leave them in the freezer afterwards – will they “go bad”? :)
    Katie, I absolutely love your blog, I swear I’m addicted. I’m like you – I cannot gain weight! And I tried eating a bunch of junk food, but then I vomited and felt sick. You are such an inspiration and you’re so talented!

  60. Karla says:

    Katie – I just love your site, and have tried alot of your recipes, and just love the results! You’re fantastic at this! I currently use stevia, and organic cane sugar (less than stevia, and when the hubs will be eating it, as he doesn’t care for stevia) and wondered if you’d read this about agave: Kinda made me wonder. I would like to know what you think!

    1. I don’t believe the claims that agave is a wonder food. I don’t think it’s any better or worse than sugar; it’s a sweetener, and I think all sweeteners should be used in moderation.

  61. Katie says:

    Wow! These look super easy! And so delicious!! I have like Russel Stover candy in the past.

  62. Carey says:

    I made two batches of these this weekend, both with the Endangered Species chocolate bars (which happen to be 3 oz). I made their Dark Chocolate with Mint with 3T coconut milk. Then I made a 72% dark with 2T coconut milk and 1T coconut oil. (Also, I added 1/2 teaspoon crushed sea salt once the mix cooled to room temp.) I found the coconut oil keeps them more firm when left on the counter, although I would still store them in the fridge or freezer before serving/gifting. Also, I think the coconut oil adds a more “melt in the mouth, not in the hand” texture. Oh, and I ate them…all…SO GOOD!!! Thanks for the awesome recipe. Will be giving as holiday treats.

  63. Jen says:

    You had me at “5 minutes”.

  64. Heidi Lynn says:

    Another fantastic recipe Katie! I’m thinking about trying them with lemon or orange zest for the coating sometime. I was also thinking maybe PB2 would make a good coating, but I haven’t used that very much.

    1. Rachel says:

      PB2– what a great idea. i cook with it all the time. You would probably need to up the liquid a little bc it takes in a lot of moisture.

  65. Willow says:

    These look soooo good; they remind me of the ones I make with just cocoa powder and agave nectar. Mix until firm enough to roll into balls, roll in extra cocoa powder, devour :)

  66. Shhh…don’t tell, but this is going to be someone’s Christmas present! :)

  67. Kailey says:

    Since you mentioned raspberry jelly truffles, have you ever had the chocolate-coated raspberry jelly logs from Trader Joe’s? They’re vegan and an addiction of mine.

    1. I haven’t… will have to look for them!

  68. Hannah says:

    These are seriously HEAVENLY! I was shocked at how nice the dense, melty texture turned out and how decadent the taste was. Why haven’t I tried this before?!? I did add a few special ingredients though :-) I mixed in about 3 tbs. coconut oil and one “scoop” of vanilla protein powder. I used a little extra skim milk and semisweet chocolate chips and I was surprised at how well these turned out. This will be my new go-to healthi-er treat!

  69. Shelby says:

    I tried this thinking that the truffles would keep shape, I was very wrong and disappointed…

    1. As it says in the recipe, these should be kept cold. I store mine in the freezer until just before serving.

  70. Therese says:

    Made these truffles today and they turned out SO WELL! Absolutely delectable and so simple. This was my first time using coconut milk, it’s my new favorite ingredient.

  71. Fatima says:

    These look really good, but would I be able to use sweet condensed milk instead of coconut?

  72. Sam says:

    I made these with unsweetened soymilk and they were so delicious and creamy. who would have thought truffles could be so simple? I love how intensely chocolate-y they are!

  73. amber says:

    Yummmmy!!! Please make a ferrero rocher copy!!!! Ur website is amazing!!!

  74. Anonymous says:

    Right when I saw the picture for it I got in a trance and my mouth started watering

  75. Kate says:

    I’m making mine at the moment, currently they’re in the freezer in a bowl with no lid. Can’t wait! After melting in the microwave, the consistency of the mixture was very liquid like, this be because I used semi-skimmed normal milk. I’m hoping after being in the freezer it will solidify in to a normal truffle texture, really excited, so one done I’m going to roll in cocoa powder, yummy! Lovely Afternoon treat soon to come hopefully!

  76. Laura says:

    how many truffles does this make?

  77. Natasha says:

    These look great!
    Have you tried making truffles using just dates, cocoa and maybe maple syrup?
    I’m gf vegan and like to use the least amount/all natural ingredients- and there’s controversy over gm soy which is usually used in vegan chocolate, and all the non-dairy miks have extra stuff as well

  78. Kathy says:

    Just made these and they are excellent! Used half &half instead of milk, doubled the recipe, two dashes of salt. Used a small scoop, rolled them in cocoa powder and some in sugar. They are not too sweet, just the way I like them. I am off to make another batch to keep in the fridge, then box them up for mailman, hairdresser, etc. Very easy and quick clean up. Thanks for sharing!

  79. Rachel says:

    So easy and way cheaper than the pricier truffles. cant wait to try these out tomorrow- just in time for Valentine’s Day!

  80. Victoria says:

    I just made them and omg it’s so delicious !!! I ran out of chocolate so I made my own and I made my own almond milk too so it’s a “start from scratch 5-minute microwave chocolate truffles” haha 😀 You’ve had the best idea ever ! Truffles are the best! 😛
    I’ll try with coconut milk next time!

  81. Carol says:

    Thanks. Loved all the recipes.

  82. helen says:

    i amde the truffles tatse good and ice i made it for my kids

  83. JBT says:


  84. Jaełynn says:

    How many does this recipe make? It looks delicious and wanted to try it❤️

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      It depends on how big you make them, but there is probably a size listed for nutrition purposes on the nutrition link. Hope that helps!

  85. Betty Hall says:

    Why can you print only some of the receipes & some you can’t thanks

  86. Nicole says:

    These were heaven!!! Thank you for posting.

  87. Holly says:

    These came out great using plain, unsweetened almond milk. I doubled the recipe though, so it took a few hours to freeze up enough to scoop them out.

  88. Jackie says:

    Soooo yummie! I am thinking of experimenting with liquors for special occasions…Irish Cream for St Patrick’s Day, Rum for Mardi Gras…What do you think?

  89. Shell says:

    Would a better solution for keeping their shape outside of the freezer be to dip them in melted chocolate to make a hard shell? I think it would help for all the people wanting to give them as gifts…

    Otherwise, frozen ganache FTW hehe

  90. Ashley says:

    If I wanted to add PB, you think omit a tbsp of milk and sub a tbsp of PB?

  91. Anna says:

    I love your recipes! About how many truffles does this make? I want to know the nutrition facts, and I’m no good at estimating weight, so I have no ideas if my truffles are 11g or 30. Thanks!

  92. JoJoJoJoJoJo says:

    SOOOO easy!! They turned out beautifully!! This is one of my fav recipes now, and I will use it over and over again!! They were just as rich as godiva and I am so pleased!! :) Thank you so much Katie!!